Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Cupcake Card

With a little time on my hands, I thought I'd play along with a challenge!  I searched for card sketch challenges and came across Freshly Made Sketches.  They have some fun designs!  Here is the card I made for their current sketch:

And here is the sketch:

The color scheme for my card was inspired by my January 2013 Better Homes and Gardens magazine cover:

I loved the purple and coral on top of yellow!  So bright and springy and perfect for a fun birthday card! One of my new year's resolutions is to send more cards.  I always need to send birthday cards so I will be creating these more often... and actually sending them!

Hope you are having a great weekend!  We have had the week off so today doesn't really feel like a Saturday- I am thankful that we still have a few days left of our time off!  We are planning a few more mini adventures before everyone is back to school and work.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Once Upon a Time

I love the week between Christmas and New Years!  Everyone is relaxed and busy with their new toys and gadgets.  I don't have to entertain anyone which means I have free time to craft!  I have tried to take a little time each day to make a card or something.  Today I finished up this page I started a while ago:

I have a goal of finishing my Disney vacation album in the next few months.  I still have quite a few pages to make but I think I can do it! :)  For this page I mixed some new goodies from Pebbles Seen & Noted line with some older Echo Park and my favorite Teresa Collins line- Tell Your Story.  The text paper used for the background is my paper of the year- I love it!  I cut the title out with my Cameo.  I think the font is called Skinny Latte'.

Well, my kids and hubby are still busy so I think I'll try to make something else before dinner!  Hope you are enjoying your afternoon and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Vintage Snowflake Card


Monday... always a busy day around here so I thought I'd pop on and share a card early!  This one features some fun stamps from Stampin' Up!

I've used the Hello, Doily in the background and added Bold Snowflake to the top.  I love that the Blossom punch fits around it perfectly!  The patterned paper is from Simple Stories while everything else is made by Stampin' Up!

Can you see where I splattered Champagne shimmer paint in the background?  I added a little it for a little sparkle along with the tiny glitter paper flower in the center of the snowflake.  I also used my glitter pen on the snowflake itself.  It is really sparkly and pretty in real life!

Well, hope you have a great Monday!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Evergreen Cards

I went to a great crop last weekend sponsored by my Stampin' Up! demonstrator Keisha.  I had a great time and while there, I borrowed the Evergreen set from my friend Joy. I'm so glad she brought it!  I ended up making two cards:

Isn't that tree pretty?  On both cards, I stamped the bottom layer with Gumball Green and the second layer with Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  If you try this layering technique, make sure to use your embossing buddy between layers- it was the key ingredient!  Without it, the embossing powder will stick to your green ink, even if it feels dry.

I love going to crops!  I love having other crafty people around me and seeing everything they create.  I also love it when friends share their supplies! :)  Thank you Joy!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Sunny Skies Card

Yes, two posts today!  I created a second card for the Lawn Fawn CHA challenge.  Here it is:

Another clean and simple card!  I added some embossing to the background for a little texture and the white has been heat embossed using white powder.  It really didn't take too long to do, either!

Well, I hope you are enjoying your day!  If I get anymore cards done, I may be back again later! :)


Sunny Skies Card

One of my favorite stamp companies is Lawn Fawn.  They are currently running a challenge to create cards they can display at CHA in January and I thought I'd make a couple. :)  The challenge for me was not using patterned papers!  I realize that I rely heavily on patterned paper when creating so cutting that from my routine was tough! I did it though and here is the first card I made using the Sunny Skies set:

I kept my design simple so that the stamps would really stand out.  They are nice and crisp and clean!

I do love this stamp set!  Even if they don't get picked for the challenge, I'm so glad I had time to play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bird in the Snow Card

I thought I better share a holiday card before the holidays are over!  It seems the season is already going so fast!  I've been pretty good about getting things done and only have a few more things to pick up... I also started a few handmade presents that I know I'm going to have a hard time finishing in time... ever make an afghan?  :)  

Anyways, here is a card I made and am teaching at a card class on Saturday:

Stamps: bird and sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Whisper White by Stampin' Up!, Onyx Black Versafine; copic markers to color the bird
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: red baker's twine by We R Memory Keepers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter by Stampin' Up!

Funny but I've been thinking about this card since the summertime!  The idea came from this card- stamping with a pencil eraser was fun and I thought it would work well with white ink for winter :)  I also think it would look great on kraft cardstock... I love white ink on kraft!

The glitter adds just a touch of sparkle on this card.  Looking at the picture now, it doesn't really show it much.  I think my picture taking skills are a little rusty...

Well, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


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